Petrol is also mentioned in the Italian panic scandal, revealed by Italian journalists.
Reporters from the RAI Radio Report Report examined the emergence of pumps offering fuel in Italy at unusually low prices. Low prices can be offered because state-owned commercial fuel brokers do not pay the required VAT. According to RTV SLovenija, gasoline would sell millions of tons of fuel to criminal agents.
Cheap fuel is coming to Italy through various illegal routes, while only petrol is legitimate.
"We are talking about the net profit of criminal organizations, which amounts to six billion euros. The center of the deal is in Slovenia because the fuel comes from the"
is an Italian journalist
told the correspondent for RTV Slovenia
As many as 90 percent of the tankers fuel fuel to Rome's mediation company, Max Petroli Italia has Slovenian and Croatian signs. Italian companies in Slovenia do not have to pay taxes, so they take fuel to Italy without paying VAT. Mottola says that at the time of sale of the pump, the company collects VAT and then disappears without paying VAT to the state. Mottola added that he does not charge Petrolu's direct debt, as agreed by the Italian investigative authorities.
Mottola said that the volume of companies from Slovenia to Italy has increased exponentially.
"Gasoline accepted for its customers brokers who no longer have contact with oil companies in Italy. It would be good if gasoline would be more careful who he did business with, considering that the lion's share of all this tax evasion problem was from Slovenia"
Mottola added and allowed tax evasion of imported gasoline gasoline to come in Austria.
Petrol: All sales are transparent
Petrol told TV Slovenia that the sale of petroleum products to Italy is transparent, as evidenced by accounts and contracts. They only sell to companies that have bank guarantees. At the same time, they added that their responsibility ends with the sale of fuel, what dealers do after that, they do not know.
The Finance Authority explained that when selling goods to Italy, VAT is paid in Italy. It is the duty of the Slovenian seller to inform the competent Italian authorities to verify that the VAT is properly charged.